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Criminal Background Check

Most of the clinical agencies with which we affiliate are requiring satisfactory criminal record checks for all students who come to clinical practice. Two background checks must be completed: one by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and one by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Admission to Miami University's nursing program is contingent upon a successful criminal records check.

The Ohio Board of Nursing denies applicants the opportunity to be licensed as a registered nurse for certain criminal offenses and will conduct an investigation to determine eligibility for certain other offenses. Moreover, many of the agencies with which Miami University's Department of Nursing places students may have more stringent standards.  Since clinical experiences are required for successful completion of the nursing major, successful completion of the nursing program may be difficult or impossible for those students who possess a criminal history.

Being admitted to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal record check for the fall 2015 baccalaureate degree program.